236 Market Street, Suite 200 Locust NC 28097

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: 8am – 1pm
Closed on Weekends


Read our 5-Star reviews and checkout what other parents are saying about us. Learn More

Insurance & Affordability

NC Pediatric Dentistry accepts cash, checks, credit cards, and most dental insurance plans. Learn More.

Welcome To Locust Pediatric Dentistry

At Locust Pediatric Dentistry, we are dedicated to providing you and your child a comfortable, FUN, and kid-friendly experience the moment you both walk through the door. Our goal as your hometown dentist is to provide your child with a dental visit that educates and makes them feel at ease with our gentle approach.

Our Open-Door Policy allows parents to stay with their child throughout each appointment. Our cooling colors and a nature-inspired office is sure to put a smile on your child’s face!
We are open to all questions that you may have and are very excited to be a part of the town of Locust!

Our team and doctors, consisting of pediatric specialists and general dentists who focus on children, go way beyond the basics to make sure each visit is safe, relaxed, informative, and fun.

We are OFFICIALLY OPEN and ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. Call to schedule your child’s better dental experience today, or make an appointment online!

Locust Pediatric Dentistry is a proud affiliate of the NC Pediatric Dentistry Network.

Locust Office Tour

Serving Locust, Stanfield, Midland, Albemarle, Oakboro, Cabarrus County, Union County, and Stanley County and surrounding areas.

Most Dental Insurances Accepted

We accept and file most dental insurance plans and are in network with the major dental insurance companies. If you do not see your dental plan listed below as an in network provider, please do not hesitate to call. We are always interested in doing our best to work with the insurance providers that our patients carry.

Building Happy Smiles

ASSURANT, BCBS, Connection, Delta, Dentemax, Guardian, Humana, MetLife, United Healthcare, Medicaid/NCHC

Meet Our Team

Our Pediatric Dentistry offices focus on dental care catered to children.

David Thome
TEO (Teeth Executive Officer), DDS
Pediatric Specialist

"Dr. Thome strives to make every child’s visit an enjoyable experience and to help them and their parents understand the essentials for building good dental health." Read Bio
David Thome DDS Biography
Matthew Zimmer
Pediatric Specialist

“You can empower a child to really take care of their teeth and overall health for the rest of their lives! Seeing kids smile and give high fives at the end of dental visits really makes my day.” Read Bio
Dr. Matthew Zimmer's Biography
Alison Slanina

General Dentist Focusing on Children

"She pays special attention to their needs, treating them with the compassion and care that each one deserves." Read Bio

Alison Slanina DDS Biography
Eric Thomas
General Dentist Focusing on Children

"His mild manner immediately puts even our littlest patients at ease, helping them to become happy and confident in the dental chair." Read Bio
Eric Thomas DDS Biography
Erin Turner
General Dentist Focusing on Children

"Dr. Turner has a passion for serving the community through dentistry and is an active volunteer at local health departments, schools, and dental clinics." Read Bio
Erin Turner DDS Biography
Latonya Gordon

General Dentist

"Smiles are free...but they are worth a lot." Read Bio

Latonya Gordon DDS Biography

Community Involvement & Announcements

Our Dental Office Believes In Staying Involved With Parents & Their Little Ones

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Locust Parent Reviews

Wonderful staff, very fun and informative. Was playing with my daughter so she would be interested in what was going to happen to her next month. They even put a note on my daughters account she does not like blue gloves, lol. Love this place and the people

Kimberly D.

Locust Parent

Our family has been part of the Anson Family & Pediatric Dentistry for 2 years. Ms. Cynthia is super sweet and patient. The staff is friendly and does there best to accommodate the times for our family to be seen at the same time. When I call to request a statement, the response time to get me the statement is within minutes. Great team and service.

Jennie L.

Locust Parent

From the front desk, to the hygienist, to the dentist, everyone was friendly, professional and helpful! The hygienist even asked about my husband for a warm, family, welcoming feeling!!

Rhonda T.

Locust Parent

Meet The Dentists

Our Pediatric Dentists and General Dentists who work with infants, children, and adolescents are kid-friendly and family-oriented!

Dental Services

Learn about Periodic Dental Exams, Cleanings and Preventative Dental Care, Emergency Dental Care, Fluoride Treatment Services and more.

Make A Payment

Please choose your preferred NC Pediatric Dentistry location to make an online payment. It’s super safe, easy and convenient, right on our website!